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By Tom McEnaney

ISBN-10: 0810135388

ISBN-13: 9780810135383

ISBN-10: 0810135396

ISBN-13: 9780810135390

Acoustic homes: Radio, Narrative, and the recent local of the Americas discovers the prehistory of instant tradition. It examines either the coevolution of radio and the radical in Argentina, Cuba, and the USA from the early Nineteen Thirties to the overdue Sixties, and some of the populist political climates during which the rising medium of radio grew to become the selected potential to supply the voice of the people.


Based on unique archival study in Buenos Aires, Havana, Paris, and the us, the booklet develops a literary media thought that knows sound as a transmedial phenomenon and radio as a transnational medium. interpreting the development of recent social and political family members within the wake of the U.S.’ Nineteen Thirties sturdy Neighbor coverage, Acoustic Properties demanding situations common narratives of hemispheric impression via new readings of Richard Wright’s cinematic paintings in Argentina, Severo Sarduy’s radio performs in France, and novels by way of John Dos Passos, Manuel Puig, Raymond Chandler, and Carson McCullers. along those writers, the publication additionally explores Che Guevara and Fidel Castro’s Radio Rebelde, FDR’s hearth chats, Félix Caignet’s invention of the radionovela in Cuba, Evita Perón’s populist melodramas in Argentina, Orson Welles’s experimental New Deal radio, Cuban and U.S. “radio wars,” and the Nineteen Sixties African American activist Robert F. Williams’s proto–black energy Radio unfastened Dixie.


From the doldrums of the nice melancholy to the tumult of the Cuban Revolution, Acoustic Properties illuminates how novelists within the radio age switched over writing right into a perform of listening, reworking realism as they struggled to channel and form well known power.


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